Our weekly digest of client news and events.
This week, the nation, and the world, celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. A visionary, leader and man of faith and community, Dr. King believed in the greatest power of all: humanity. His philosophies were revolutionary, even radical to most. Yet, today, we see his legacy present in the fight for racial and social justice, giving power to voices have been silenced for so long, and in millions coming together to stand up to bigotry, discrimination and an attack on our low-income, immigrant and communities of color. We honor Dr. King for giving all of us hope and unmatched example of what it means to fight for freedom, liberation and a fair and just society for all.
Richmond has been named one of the five “Seed” communities to receive a $50,000 grant from the Obama Foundation’s MBK Challenge Competition to “expand and create programs that “measurably improve the lives of boys and young men of color””.
Change We Applaud
We want to recognize Gavin Newsom’s announcement on Tuesday to move the Juvenile Justice Division ‘away from corrections officials to government health and human services providers’. Our hope is that this gets California one step closer to Newsom’s intent on putting an “end to the juvenile imprisonment as we know it”.
We are excited for the launch of the next formation of fellows for the Rosenberg Foundation’s Leading Edge Fund next week, honoring the work of bold leaders who are tackling deep barriers to opportunity for communities of color around the state.
In Case You Missed It
Last week, the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), Kaiser Permanente and Enterprise Community Partners announced an initial investment of $5.2 million into improving community health outcomes through housing stability. Learn more through coverage in The Post News Group, Nonprofit Quarterly, Health IT Analytics, and MedCity News